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Traitor's Moon: The Nightrunner Series, Book 3 (Nightrunner #3)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  5,426 ratings  ·  184 reviews
Seregil and Alec have spent the last two years in self-imposed exile, far from their adopted homeland, Skala, and the bitter memories there. But their time of peace is shattered by a desperate summons from Queen Idrilain, asking them to aid her daughter on a mission to Aurenen, the very land from which Seregil was exiled in his youth.
ebook, 563 pages
Published December 23rd 2009 by Spectra (first published July 6th 1999)
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Aug 31, 2007 Peggy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
This installment felt somewhat transitional to me, coming after the interconnected, myth-arcs-to-the-brim feeling of the first two books. This feeling makes even more sense now that LF has said the fourth and fifth Nightrunner books will be a two-parter of the same story, as well. This book is absolutely necessary for Seregil, who was in some ways ruined by the events of SD. Seregil needs this book to be able to deal with his issues - including those pesky ones from his childhood - so that he an ...more
Like the first two volumes of the series, this book constantly frustrated me because it could have been so much better if the plot had simply been handed over to a better prose stylist. There's really not much wrong with the plot itself -- not in the classics category, for sure, but there are enough complications and twists and turns and opportunities for emotional drama to keep most everyone happy. Unfortunately, Flewelling just doesn't have the talent to make the most of that plot. There's no ...more
Seregil and Alec have left Rhiminee, and are living in the wilds of Skala, as far from civilization as they can get. Seregil is still recovering from the emotional trauma he suffered at the end of Darkness, and the only person he wants anything to do with is Alec. Alec has finally more-or-less completed his training, and the two are now equals, and lovers. Their idyllic existence is interrupted when Seregil recieves a summons from the Queen of Skala, who asks him to accompany her daughter on a d ...more
I enjoyed this book very much. However, one thing I found askew from the general feel of the series was the apparent lack of thrilling action. Having followed the characters through shady streets and war ravaged country, Aurenen land seemed too bland. I read the book with a constant dread, always expecting a criminal to pop up at the next page turn. And they never did. And for a land supposedly magical, it wasn't all that exciting.

As other readers have pointed, Seregil seemed much too subdued an
Having essentially wrapped up her major storyline in Stalking Darkness, Flewelling explores Seregil's complicated past and homeland in this third installment of her excellent Nightrunner fantasy series. Traitor's Moon is the least satisfying of the three, however, for several reasons. First, Flewelling inexplicably eshews the swift action-adventure storylines that propelled this series to greatness by instead narrowly focusing on the rather mundane and static political machinations of Seregil's ...more
This review is for the first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series, it does however exclude the following volumes, which in my opinion differ strongly from the first 3.

I realise I find it hard to start writing a review for these books. The first three volumes of the Nightrunner Series are definately part of my favorite books ever. Within the genre of fantasy, they set such high standarts that many other books appear shallow beside them. The books are full of great and often innovative plot ide
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amelia cavendish
I didn't enjoy this book the first time I read it because it is so different from the first two books. On subsequent readings I have liked it better, but it still doesn't make me like Seregil much or understand him at times. Alec seems to be the one who works harder at the relationship and is an absolute saint when dealing with some of Seregil's crap. Don't get me wrong, I do love their relationship, especially that they are now emotionally linked via the talímenios bond, but this book stole my ...more
Kara Millman
This one was just a little too angsty. Plus, I wish Seregil and Alec's relationship hadn't been glossed over, I would have loved to see it develop.
I find myself struggling a little bit with this one. It’s not that I dislike the series, quite the opposite, but I still find myself just liking it. It doesn’t jump off the page for me and wrap itself around my brain until I can think of little else. This book in particular took a step back for me for most of the book. I kept waiting for the characters I’ve enjoyed to step up and be themselves. While their mental place was understandable it just wasn’t as fun as the other books.

After the horrors
MAN do I love the Nightrunner series.

After the emotionally-charged events of Stalking Darkness, Seregil and Alec are asked to go with Princess Klia to Aurënen to begin talks to repeal the Edict. The Skalan war with Plenimar isn't going so great, and Queen Idrilain desperately needs the aid of the Aurënfaie, whose borders have long been closed to Skala.

There are so many things I love about these books, and one of many is the adventure and exploration of it all. I really enjoy stories where the ch
Cody VC
Dec 09, 2011 Cody VC rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cody by: Ria
My first impression was, fortunately, mistaken--Thero figures prominently enough in this, and we're shown a little growth (most of which has happened off-screen). However, that's not enough to help this book. The long passages of blatant exposition/info-dump are back, and the plot could be that of any political-intrigue book--there was nothing that made it actually fantasy other than the names. The dashes of magic were just to do what ordinary smoke and mirrors would have done in a magic-less wo ...more
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Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

Master spies Seregil and Alec are no strangers to peril. Their assignments, nightrunning for wizards and nobles, have led them into many deadly situations. But sometimes the greatest danger can lurk beneath a traitor's moon.

Wounded heroes of a catalysmic battle, Seregil and Alec have spent the past wo years in self-imposed exile, far from the bitter memories there. But as the war rages on, their time of peace is shattered by a desperate summons from Queen Idrilain, asking them to
BJ Rose
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This review covers the first three books in the Nightrunner series. For those who haven’t yet read these books, be warned that there are spoilers ahead.

Every year I seem to stumble upon a series that seemed innocuous enough on the shelf, and I take that series home, unwittingly committing myself to a week in which all my waking thoughts will be consumed by this new world and its characters. Last year, I was lucky enough to happen upon this phenomenon twice, first with Karen Marie Moning’s Fever
Keziah Wallis
Once again Flewelling has managed to bring to life the lush, rich world of the Nightrunner series. With every book Alec and Seregil and their supporting characters grow and develop, leaving one with such a sense of realism that these books are a pleasure to read. I adored the fact that both Alec and Seregil had changed since the events at the end of Stalking Darkness and I loved seeing Seregil's retun to Aurenen and his forced confrontation with his guilt and betrayal. I also loved the depiction ...more
Gabrielle Morgan
This book doesn't have the amount of action its predecessors did, but in spite of that, I love it just as much as I did Luck in the Shadows and Stalking Darkness. Maybe even more. There's so much insight into Seregil's character and his past, and for anyone who loves Seregil as much as I do, it's a real treat. Addad to that, some of the moments between him and Alec just made my heart melt.

This book also gave me a greater appreciation for Beka and Thero, two characters I already enjoyed but hadn'

I still absolutely love this series! I didn't love this book as much as the first two stories, but it's still an absolutely amazing read.

In this book we see a very different Seregil. He had so much emotional damage from book two and throw in a trip to the home he's been exiled from...of course he's going to be more subdued and reflective.

There is still plenty of intrigue and continued character development and world building. Like other reviews, I missed the high paced action, but anticipate
I'm having a hard time reviewing this book. It'd probably be closer to 3 1/2 stars. I love Lynn Flewelling's writing. So much so, that even though I wasn't very interested in this story, I kept reading, just for the writing. I felt like the pace was a little slow on this one, and about halfway through I could have put it down and not really cared what happened. I wasn't invested.

It might be a bit of a contradiction to say that the writing was good, but that I didn't care for the story, but ther
Jun 16, 2007 Lobeck rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: queer folk, fantasy adventure lovers
Flewelling should stop at two. She develops excellent stories over her first two books, and the third one becomes long, drawn out, and considerably less interesting. That being said, since I'm in love with the two main characters and their relationship, I can't help enjoying any book written about them. This one takes us into a somewhat stereotypical fantasy fairy land where the people are tall, fair, and long-lived. Despite that, we learn some interesting things about Aurenfaie culture, and Ale ...more
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Come ogni libro appartenente a questa saga/serie, anche nel terzo capitolo abbiamo la dicotomia tra storia generale, che prevederebbe la lettura di tutti i libri, e la singola sottotrama che lo rende leggibile e godibile anche da solo (avvicinandosi molto più ad una serie).

In questo caso, nel quadro più grande della guerra ormai in pieno svolgimento, s'insinua la missione che i due protagonisti devono svolgere ad Aurenen:
I'm so glad we finally got to explore Aurenen and unearth some secrets of Seregil's past before his exile. Though really the more we find out about him, the more I feel there is still to learn. He's quickly become one of my all-time favorite book characters - he and Alec both. My only reason for giving this story 4 out of 5 stars is that I feel like their relationship could be better explored. I do like that its unquestionable/unchallenged for two men to be in a relationship; too many LGBT stori ...more
Traitor's Moon was actually the first book in the Nightrunner series that I read. Immediately, I fell in love with Seregil and Alec. They have a great relationship that's deep and quiet, they don't talk about it but everybody sees that they're in love. I was happy to find an author who wrote a fantasy book with a gay relationship that's considered natural, a book in which nobody raises an eyebrow about it. Still one of my favorite books ever.
This, too was a good read. Unfortunately, the conclusion to the series was predictable. Additionally, the reactions of two principal characters to the events didn't seem as complete as they should have been. I don't know why, but Flewelling didn't give their emotions the depth I would have expected, and it left the ending a bit flat for me.

However, I still enjoyed reading it, and I think it's worth reading again, sometime.

Not my favorite of the Nightrunner books; not as good as the initial duology, but certainly better than the next two. Seregil, Alec and friends are off to the Aurenfaie in this one, and the book can't quite decide whether it wants to be political wrangling, Seregil's Exile angst, or a murder mystery. As such, it's uneven, but, hey, it's decent. Also I think the itty-bitty dragons are charming, but I would.
This book is a stand-alone story, in theory one does not need to have read the previous 2 in order to read it though it's likely much more enjoyable when already familiar the characters.

The book starts pretty weak, I thought. The jump in time 2 years after the last story was disappointing, and the Plenimarans even more though - still so unidimensional with no redeeming quality. Very annoying when contrasted with the depth and richness of the Aurënfaie people, culture and traditions, right down t
Bit of a snoozer, and the one where Flewelling falls a little too in love with world building.

Everyone is mopey and depressed, and people keep dying or doing awful things or crying, and I can't keep anyone straight because all the people and clans have fantasy book names. A disappointing ending for an otherwise enjoyable series.
Traitor’s Moon, book three of The Nightrunner Series, finds Seregil and Alec living in self-imposed exile from Skala, their adopted homeland. They have been there for two years when a message arrives from Queen Idrilain ask them to accompany her daughter on a diplomatic mission to Aurenen, Seregil’s land of birth, the land from which he has been bannihed since his youth. Maybe he has hopes of this banishment being lifted, but whatever persuades him he and Alec agree to go.

Once they arrive in Aur
I liked the political aspects of this story, but I don't think it was paced as well as the previous novel. There were long stretches with very little action, and it got a bit predictable. Things picked up towards the end, but this one was mainly enjoyable because I was already attached to the characters.
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